Uilleann Pipes made by Josh Bailey.  I currently make practice uilleann pipe sets for sale.  These include the chanter, bag, and bellows.  I started making Uilleann pipes in 2013.  I strive to make pipes that are easy to play with a very vibrant tone.  Click here If you would like to hear the Uilleann chanter.  To see photos of the chanter click here.  And for photos of the bag and bellows click here.  I hope to start offering drones in late 2018.  And hopefully regulators shortly after that.  

If you would like a price quote or get put on the waiting list please fill out the form.  Click Here for the form.

I am making hand-stitched Uilleann pipe bellows and hand-stitched Uilleann Pipe Bags.  I am currently working from a set of measurements provided by NPU of a Leo Rowsome chanter.  

My Uilleann Pipe workshop is currently based out of Lexington Kentucky USA.  

New project I have going on is a study into C chanters based on Coyne.  If you would like to see that work click here.

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  • Conor

    Conor Lexington

    I recently bought a practice set from Josh. I am very pleased with the quality and craftsmanship of his chanter and and reeds. Very balanced, great tone, nice volume, and comfortable to play. The bag and bellows are great too! Josh is very responsive to me with any issues I have (since I am a beginner). I have been taking lessons from him as well and feel very fortunate to have someone in town that teaches one on one. I highly recommend his pipes and/or lessons from him if you have the opportunity. I too plan to be buy his drones whenever they become available because I know they will be high quality.

    I recently bought a practice set from Josh. I am very pleased with the quality and craftsmanship of his chanter and and reeds. Very balanced, great tone, nice volume, and comfortable to play. The bag and bellows are great too! Josh is very responsive to me with any issues I have (since I am a beginner). I have been taking lessons from him as well and feel very fortunate to have someone in town that teaches one on one. I highly recommend his pipes and/or lessons from him if you have the opportunity. I too plan to be buy his drones whenever they become available because I know they will be high quality.

  • Jim S.

    Jim S. Louisville

    It was my good fortune to learn about Josh Bailey just as he was getting ready to finish developing his concert pitch chanter design and fabrication processes. He delivered my chanter just a few weeks ago. I have been nothing but impressed with both the chanter and with Josh as an uilleann pipe maker and player. I am early on in learning to play the uilleann pipes, but to my eye and ear Josh's chanter and reed stand out for tonal quality and the excellence of his workmanship. The way in which Josh has implemented scalloping of the finger holes for finger placement accuracy and comfort has significantly improved my playing. In addition, Josh makes sure that everything about his instruments is in order and that the customer is completely satisfied. For example, I encountered a very minor cosmetic issue with the fit of the cap of the wind cap and Josh had that fixed and back to me in very short order. I am completely satisfied with the chanter I purchased and with the professional way in which Josh treats his customers. I look forward to when he will be providing drones to go with his chanters. Jim S.

    It was my good fortune to learn about Josh Bailey just as he was getting ready to finish developing his concert pitch chanter design and fabrication processes. He delivered my chanter just a few weeks ago. I have been nothing but impressed with both the chanter and with Josh as an uilleann pipe maker and player. I am early on in learning to play the uilleann pipes, but to my eye and ear Josh's chanter and reed stand out for tonal quality and the excellence of his workmanship. The way in which Josh has implemented scalloping of the finger holes for finger placement accuracy and comfort has significantly improved my playing. In addition, Josh makes sure that everything about his instruments is in order and that the customer is completely satisfied. For example, I encountered a very minor cosmetic issue with the fit of the cap of the wind cap and Josh had that fixed and back to me in very short order. I am completely satisfied with the chanter I purchased and with the professional way in which Josh treats his customers. I look forward to when he will be providing drones to go with his chanters. Jim S.